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Extensible TCAD optimization framework combining gradient-based and genetic optimizers
Author(s): Clemens Heitzinger; Siegfried Selberherr
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Paper Abstract

Our simulation environment for semiconductor technology analysis is a flexible, user programmable tool for optimization and inverse modeling of semiconductor devices. It is easily customizable through an interactive, object- oriented and functional scripting language. Dynamic load balancing enables to take advantage of a cluster of hosts with minimal requirements on the software infrastructure. Our approach combines the advantages of gradient based and evolutionary algorithm optimizers and the capability of finding global extrema and thus make unattended optimizations without guessing starting values possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4228, Design, Modeling, and Simulation in Microelectronics, (24 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405424
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Clemens Heitzinger, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Siegfried Selberherr, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4228:
Design, Modeling, and Simulation in Microelectronics
Bernard Courtois; Serge N. Demidenko; Lee Y. Lau, Editor(s)

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